Ecuministry Ordination

Are you serving in a local church and wondering about becoming ordained at Christian Leader Alliance? Are you interested in being ordained with the Christian Leaders Alliance while also remaining a member at your local church or denomination? Are you looking for a dual ordination option that strengthens both your local and your global recognition as an ordained leader?

The ordination process at the Christian Leaders Alliance might fit your situation. 

What are the characteristics of the credentialing process at Christian Leaders Alliance? Maybe you are an ordained minister who works with a denomination which is closed to local minister ordinations. Perhaps you want to launch local leaders and give them global credibility as ordained leaders without working with the denominational structures.

The Exclusive or Inclusive Ordination Option Called Ecuministry Ordination in the Christian Leaders Alliance

The Christian Leaders Alliance is “ministry” focused. We coined a new word. The word ecumenical has the following definition: “The adjective ecumenical refers to something universal, or something that has a wide, general application. In the world of Christianity, it refers to churches of all denominations overlooking their differences.”

The word ministry is a verb, noun, and adjective in English. These words center around serving or “diakonos.”

The Christian Leaders Alliance combines these two words to form the word “ecuministry.” We define this word in the following way: “Ecuministry refers to the ministry connection points for Christian service in a wide range of ministry settings. These settings may include denominational, non-denominational, independent, charismatic, house churches, ancient Chrisitan faiths such as Catholic or Orthodox.”

Another word closely related is coined as “ecuminister.” We define this term as referring to “a Christian leader who is ordained to do ministry in a wide range of settings in Christendom.”

While the Chrisitan Leaders Alliance comes from a Biblical perspective, we are careful to center on ministry training that does not focus on the differences between the strands of Christianity. Instead, the curriculum is to be beneficial for ministry leaders throughout Christendom.

The Ecuminister Ordination

Christian Leaders Alliance promotes an “ecuminister” grassroots ordination approach that is locally confirmed, internationally recognized and continually supported.

One feature of the early church is that it was grassroots in methodology. People became believers, and some were called to leadership. The existing Apostolic Bishops and Network Elders appointed these leaders as deacon ministers. These ministers impacted their local community and were ordained as deacons. From this group of deacon ministers, new generations of Bishops, Elders, and Pastors were cultivated.

Today, people are becoming believers all over the world. Some of these believers sense the call to ministry. Chrisitan Leaders Institute is there to give scholarship-supported free, high-quality ministry training. Christan Leaders Institute asks these potentially called leaders to find local mentors connected to their local church or ministry.

After students finish their first three classes, they have an opportunity to pursue this Local Ecuministry Ordination and become ordained as a Deacon Minister. Students enroll in the one credit hour class that goes over what a minister ordination means.

They are given ministry training first. Then, this leader must receive three recommendations from endorsers:

  • One recommendation from their spouse (if married) or another family member,
  • One from their local pastor/mentor/Christian Leaders Alliance Mentor Minister,
  • One from a person in their community.

After all the requirements of the class are completed, they can be ordained. This ordination ordinarily occurs at their local church or ministry. Sometimes, this can happen with Christian Leaders Alliance Mentor Ministers.

Upon completion of the ordained deacon minister foundation, students may study more courses at Christian Leaders Institute. After finishing the classes that connect to their calling, these students are commissioned to an ordained ministry role.

Their ordination is established at Christian Leaders Alliance in their deacon ordination. 

As an ordained deacon minister, more training increases the scope of a leader’s ordained credentials. The ordained aspect is established through the ordained deacon process, the function of ministry is recognized through completing more programs.

For instance, if you are ordained as a deacon minister, and you complete the requirements for the Restored Life Minister, that makes you an ordained (from the deacon minister process) Restored Life Minister (from the study program requirements. See the Ordained Minister Roles. 

In this system, the ordained minister is ordained once to ministry. Their continued training establishes their ministry role. After more programs are complete, these students are commissioned to an ordained ministry role, such as Officiant or Women’s Minister. Their ordination is established at Christian Leaders Alliance in their deacon ordination, and their studies constitute their ministry role.

This system of ordination recognizes that an established and verified character is essential for ordination. This verification gets someone to the deacon minister place. The continued study directly connects to the role the Christian leader is called to occupy.

Step One: Review of the Christian Leaders Alliance Steps for Ordination as an Ordained Minister

  • Enrollment for Ministry Training at Christian Leaders Institute
  • Complete the Getting Started scholar orientation class and the Christian Leaders Connection Class (3 Credits)
  • Complete the Christian Basics Class (3 Credits)
  • Complete Ministry 101 (3 Credits)
  • Take the Deacon Minister Course (1 Credit)

Total: 10 Credits

Step Two: Become ordained through the laying on of hands. 

Step Three: Take more classes at Christian Leaders Institute and prepare for the ordained ministry role you are called to pursue. 

Step Four: Official Internationally Recognized Ordinations

While this minister leader is ordained locally, the Christian Leaders Alliance is part of Christian Leaders Ministries which is sanctioned to train leaders via Christian Leaders Institute or Christian Leaders College. Accurate records of ministry training and ordination requirements are kept for credibility purposes. The Chrisitan Leaders Alliance has created an international directory of those ordained and commissioned into a Minister role.

Christian Leaders Alliance has recruited minister mentors to help. Most students connect to a local church, and most pastors are willing to participate. But there are cases where called Christian Leaders need the help of a minister mentor. Christian Leaders Alliance has put this program in place to help. Check out the Mentor Minister directory.

For a small fee, Christian Leaders Alliance also will send official documents that give local evidence of ordination. Ordained leaders may purchase these document should they need them.

Start your ministry training at Chrisitan Leaders Institute.

Learn more about Local Ecuministry Ordinations by reading stories of those being ordained.